Momentum’ review by Christian Bakonyi in Concerto 12/2017, Austria

ori­gi­nal arti­cle by Chris­ti­an Bakonyi in Con­cer­to 12/2017, Aus­tria
Jazz Aus­tria – Muri­el Gross­mann – Momen­tum

                After albums “Awa­ke­n­ing”, “Earth Tones” and “Natu­ral Time” Muri­el Gross­mann fasci­na­tes once again with “Momen­tum”, with her high­ly spi­ri­tu­al, exci­ting, cap­ti­vating way of play­ing the saxo­pho­ne. Gross­mann has recor­ded “Momen­tum” toge­ther with the gui­ta­rist Rado­mir Milo­j­ko­vic, the bas­sist Gina Schwarz and the drum­mer Uros Sta­men­ko­vic. It offers a won­der­ful jour­ney into the jazz, that was once play­ed by John Col­tra­ne.

Alre­ady the music of the ope­ner com­po­si­ti­on “Ele­va­ti­on” reaches out, it does not pull or tear, but invi­tes with sen­si­ti­vi­ty, to the diver­se sounds, which will yet come. Muri­el Gross­mann and her quar­tet crea­te a sound space that enve­lops one like a war­ming coat in the cold win­ter, while one is rela­xing watching the fli­cke­ring, natu­ral light off the fire­place, which dips the room in ever new colors with fri­end­ly dan­cing shadows. The almost 67 minu­tes felt like 20, so exci­ting are the seven pie­ces that you can start right away again from the begin­ning, becau­se you will dis­co­ver new things, find new sounds in this won­der­ful water­co­lor of sounds. (Bak) Chris­ti­an Bakonyi, Con­cer­to, Dec 2017

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7 tks / 67 mins
Muri­el Gross­mann – ts, as and ss, Rado­mir Milo­j­ko­vic – g, Gina Schwarz – b, Uros Sta­men­ko­vic – dr